Renewable Energy in the Global Context

By: P.C. Maithani

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Renewable energy covers a number of sources and technologies at different stages of development. Being environmentally benign and carbon free, renewables are best suited to offset the challenges of global warming and climate change. In the three decades of concerted global developmental efforts, it has started contributing significantly to the commercial energy mix. Many renewable energy technologies have matured over the last decade and moved from being a passion for the dedicated few to a major economic sector attracting large industrial companies and financial institutions. Renewable energy technologies such as wind power and solar photovoltaic devices have achieved major cost reductions over the last decade, and are expected to continue to do so. This book provides an analysis of technology development trends at the global level, future R&D directions for efficiency improvement and cost reduction and also the major challenges ahead. It also presents an overview of the policy regimes of major developed and developing countries. The externalities associated with energy and climate change linkages have also been examined. Apart from global renewable energy scene, it has discussed the Indian renewable energy programme at length. Further, it proposes a strategy for R&D and future policy directions for renewables in India. Printed Pages: 25

Title: Renewable Energy in the Global Context

Author Name: P.C. Maithani

Categories: Energy, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Concept Publishing Company: 2008

ISBN: 8180695565

ISBN 13: 9788180695568

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701172

Keywords: Renewable Energy in the Global Context P.C. Maithani